Managing public-private megaprojects: Paradoxes, complexity, and project design

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Show simple item record van Marrewijk, A Clegg, SR Pitsis, TS Veenswijk, M 2010-05-28T09:53:46Z 2008-08
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Project Management, 2008, 26 (6), pp. 591 - 600
dc.identifier.issn 0263-7863
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent studies show that despite their growing popularity, megaprojects - large-scale, complex projects delivered through various partnerships between public and private organisations - often fail to meet costs estimations, time schedules and project outcomes and are motivated by vested interests which operate against the public interest. This paper presents a more benign and theoretically-grounded view on what goes wrong by comparing the project designs, daily practices, project cultures and management approaches of two recent megaprojects in The Netherlands and Australia, showing how these projects made sense of uncertainty, ambiguity and risk. We conclude that project design and project cultures play a role in determining how managers and partners cooperate to achieve project objectives to a greater or lesser extent. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd and IPMA.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.ijproman.2007.09.007
dc.title Managing public-private megaprojects: Paradoxes, complexity, and project design
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Project Management
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 26
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 591 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 600 en_US BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1503 Business and Management
dc.personcode 960853
dc.personcode 990705
dc.percentage 100 en_US Business and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Managing projects
dc.description.keywords Megaproject
dc.description.keywords Organisation culture
dc.description.keywords Organisation design
dc.description.keywords Partnerships
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of Management (ID: 329)

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